Meaning of chide

chide

Pronunciation: (chīd), [key]
— v., chid•ed chid chid•ed chid chid•den chid•ing.
—v.t.
  1. to express disapproval of; scold; reproach: The principal chided the children for their thoughtless pranks.
  2. to harass, nag, impel, or the like by chiding: She chided him into apologizing.
—v.i.
  1. to scold or reproach; find fault.
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